The new venue will not be able to accommodate public access to the water by way of boat. Spectators who planned to enjoy the event by boat on Lake Allatoona are encouraged to line the shores of Lake Acworth Beach with thousands of other fans to watch the competition, enjoy tons of great food and music; athlete autograph signings; chances to win free gear; and shopping.
"Each year the city of Acworth puts in an amazing amount of effort to make this event one of the best on tour," said Chris Bischoff, competition director. "We would not have been able to make this critical venue change happen without their help and resources. We are excited to bring the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour to Lake Acworth, the lake is private and the conditions should be great for the riders."
Among the top riders competing in Acworth are 2012 MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour champion Harley Clifford and top-rival Phil Soven, as well as wakeboarding icon Rusty Malinoski, young guns Steel Lafferty and Shota Tezuka and rookie-of-the-year candidate Mike Dowdy.
Also in the water during the event are the highly-competitive women's pro division and the junior pro men's division, which will be showcasing a stacked field of the sport's future stars.
Following the final rounds of action on Saturday, fans can stay for the jaw-dropping Polaroid Action Big-Air Kicker Contest. The event will feature top athletes performing exciting and innovative new tricks that aren't typically attempted in a traditional contest setting.
Immediately following the event, a Block Party will be held in Historic Downtown Acworth that will feature an awards ceremony, live music, outdoor dining opportunities, and much more. The Block Party will run from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Parking will be available in Historic Downtown Acworth and shuttles will be running from various locations to bring visitors down to the party.
The first day of action in Acworth will feature qualifying rounds and is free to the public. Tickets for Saturday's finals are available online for $7 (46% off the gate price) and include an exclusive Overton's discount code for online buyers only. Gate prices are: $13 (adult); $5 (ages 6-12); free (ages 5 and under).
For information on the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, visit www.kingofwake.com.
The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour, presented by ROCKSTAR is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Fla., and has the support of the following sponsors: MasterCraft, Rockstar Energy Drink, Overton's, Polaroid Action, Indmar, Peavey, Billabong, Hyperlite, CWB, Ronix, Liquid Force, Byerly, Oakley, Sayiwon't, Epiphone and TransWorld WAKEBOARDING magazine.
About King of Wake
The King of Wake is the world's elite pro wakeboarding series, attracting the sport's top athletes from throughout the globe. Over the course of a season, athletes compete for the ultimate wakeboarding crown in a series points race of eight events throughout the United States to see who rules the wake. The 2013 series consists of all five stops on the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour, the Nautique Wake Games, the Nautique WWA National Championships and the Rockstar WWA World Championships Presented by Supra. The King of Wake is organized by World Sports & Marketing â€“ the leading wake-events producer since 1988.
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09 May 2013